8th Annual Cotillion Ball

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8th Annual Cotillion Ball


Sororities, Education, African American Women, Post-Secondary Education, Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Inc., Gamma Upsilon Psi Society


This source is the booklet from the seventh annual Cotillion Ball held in April of 1978 at the Ramada Inn Convention Center. It includes biographies and photographs of Alicia Banks, Debra Brown, Margaret Butts, Edwina Clark, Jeanette Gibbs, Regina Green, Angie Johnson, Emily Lenoir, Adrienne Preston, Patricia Smith, Regina Walker.\

List of Debutantes:


First Name Last Name Married name (1981) Parents Sponsor Escort Church School Planned College Planned Major Updates (1981)
Angela Lynn Wright
Lewis E. Wright and Margaret R. Wright James L. Wright (grandfather) Jose Oliver Bethel A.M.E. Church Urbana
Speech Pathology sophomore in speech pathology at the University of Illinois. employed at Waldenbooks in Lincoln Square
Debra Louise Wesley
Mr. and Mrs. Curlie Rogers Curlie Rogers William Benjamin Keaton, Jr. Morning Star Freewill Baptist Central Houston University Computer Programming
Lisa Faye Renfro
Mr. and Mrs. William Renfro William Renfro William V. Renfro (brother) Bethel A.M.E. Church Urbana University of Illinois Business Administration attending Parkland College.where she is majoring in educational psychology
Debaroh Marie Reid Winfrey Mr. and Mrs. E. Bell Reid, Sr. Bell Reid, Sr. E. Bell Reid, Jr. Pilgrim Baptist Church Urbana Mid-State College (Peoria) Accountant
Denise Antoinette Moses
Mr. and Mrs. Arthur S. Moses; Captain Esther Moses (sister) Mr. Edward Sykes Larry Jackson New Light Baptist Church Central Illinois State University Special Education
Shirese Elizabeth Hursey
Paul and Shirley Hursey Paul Hursey Paul Hursey, Jr. St. Luke C.M.E. Urbana Parkland/University of Illinois

Debra Faye Guillory
Mr. and Mrs. Chester Guillory, Jr. Chester Guillory, Jr. Nathan Freeman Morning Star Freewill Baptist Urbana Patricia Stevens (Wisconsin) Fashion Design and Merchandising
Carletta J. Donaldson
Mr. and Mrs. Carlos F. Donaldson, Sr. Carlos F. Donaldson, Sr. Charles Hassell, Jr. Bethel A.M.E. Church University High School University of Illinois Pre-Law majoring in. speech. communications/prelaw at the University of Illinois where she is a sophomore.. She is employed parttime as an assistant at the Champaign Public Library
Michelle Jeanne Dixon
Mr. and Mrs. Attrice Dixon Attrice Dixon Jeff Wilson St. Luke C.M.E. Central High Loretta Heights College (Denver) Keypunch operator
Lisa Kimberly Causley
Mrs. Hattie Paulk and Mr. Nathaniel Russell Causley; Mr. and Mrs. Robert Taylor (grandparents) Nathaniel Russell Causley Todd Taylor Salem Baptist Centennial High Fisk University Pre-medicine
Angela Renee Burnett
Mrs. King James Underwood and Mr. James Burnett James Burnett Terry Walker
Urbana University of Illinois Clinical Psychology
Brenda D. Benton
Mrs. Olivetta Benton and Mr. Joseph Benton, Sr. Joseph Benton, Jr. (brother) Mark Williams St. Luke CME Church Central High University of Illinois Child Psychology sophomore at the University of Illinois as a biology/premedicine major. employed as a financial aid counselor. plans to attend medical school after graduation.


14 April 1979





"8th Annual Cotillion Ball," in Cotillion Yearbook Database, Item #23, http://eblackcu.net/cotillions/items/show/23 (accessed June 15, 2019).


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